ORANGEBURG -- Funeral services for Ms. Linda Darlene Simmons, 61, of 920 Nance St., Orangeburg, will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, at Simmons Funeral Home Chapel, 2868 Columbia Road, Orangeburg, with interment to follow in Heavenly Rest Memorial Park. The Rev. Cindy Williams is officiating.
Ms. Simmons passed away on Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, at her residence.
Family and friends may call at the residence of her daughter, Ms. Tiffany Simmons, 920 Nance St., Orangeburg or Simmons Funeral Home & Crematory of Orangeburg.
ORANGEBURG -- Memorial services for Mr. Asher Amennum, 19, of 521 Mulberry, Drive, Orangeburg, will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, at Simmons Funeral Home Chapel, 2868 Columbia Road, Orangeburg.
Mr. Amennum passed away on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019, at Prisma Health Tuomey, Sumter.
Family and friends may call Simmons Funeral Home & Crematory of Orangeburg.
DENMARK -- Mrs. Earnestine Bolden of Denmark died Ffriday, Nov. 29, 2019, at the Bamberg-Barnwell Emergency Center, Denmark.
Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at Hutto Baptist Church in Hilda, the Rev. Eddie Williams, pastor.
Mrs. Bolden is survived by her husband, Mr. Charles Bolden; two daughters, Geisla (Kieth) Moody and Tarisha (James) Walker; one son, Maurice (Loreal) Kimble; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
CORDOVA -- Funeral services for Ms. Denise Williams, 65, of 118 Principal Court, Cordova, will be held Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, at 1 p.m. at Simmons Funeral Home Chapel, Orangeburg, with interment to follow in Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Pastor Fred Johnson is officiating.
Ms. Williams passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019, at her residence.
Family and friends may call at the residence of her daughter, Ms. Victoria Williams, 118 Principal Court, Cordova, or Simmons Funeral Home of Orangeburg.
ORANGEBURG -- Funeral services for Mrs. Enid Cox, 86 of 642 Hillsboro Road, Orangeburg, will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, at Christ is the Answer Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 1202 Decatur St., NE Orangeburg. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.
On December 2nd , at her home on Hillsboro Road, where she preferred to be, Enid Cox was called to her heavenly home at the age of 86.
She was born in Pomeroon, Guyana, on May 20, 1933. She then married her late husband, Winston Cox and bore seven children: Joy, Deserie, Claude, Garfield and Sharon Cox. Maurice and Jillian preceded her in death.
Left to mourn her are her five children, 27 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren, brothers, and a host of other family and friends.
Mrs. Cox will be placed in the church one hour prior to the service.
Visitation will be held, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, from noon to 8 p.m.
Family and friends may call at the residence for her daughter, Ms. Sharon Cox, 642 Hillsboro Road, Orangeburg or Simmons Funeral Home & Crematory of Orangeburg.
HARLEYVILLE -- Betty Lynn Brunson Marchant, 84, widow of Jim M. “Whitey” Marchant, entered eternal rest on Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, at her residence.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike Bowers, the Rev. Rawls Mitchell and the Rev. Joe Marchant officiating. Burial will follow in the St. George Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Randy Brunson, Timmy Brunson, Bill Murphy, Matthew Moore, Travis Marchant, Gibran Ameer, Chad Brunson, Warren Brunson, Bubba Marchant, Mark Moore, George Brunson and Glenn Mathis.
Visitation will be Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, afternoon from 4 to 6 p.m. at Bryant Funeral Home, St. George.
Betty was born on April 14, 1935, a daughter of the late John Macon and Dolly Mae Myers Brunson. She was retired from Carolina Girls Wear and a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was predeceased by Millie McCormack, Dock Brunson and Marvin Brunson.
Surviving are her children, Ted M. (Enoree) Marchant, Swansea, Ray (Libby) Marchant, Bamberg, and Ronnie Marchant, Charlotte, North Carolina; a daughter, Debbie (Charlie) Brickle, St. George; grandchildren, Travis (Lacey) Marchant, Amy (Glenn) Mathis, Kimberly (Gibran) Ameer; great-grandchildren, Carson Marchant and Kennedy Ameer; and, a sister, Mary (Meril) Murphy.
Memorials may be made Lighthouse Baptist Church, 5801 West Jim Bilton Blvd., St. George, SC 29477.
BARNWELL -- Funeral services for Mr. James Kenneth Payne Jr., 69, of 867 Toby Creek Road, Barnwell, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, at Simmons Funeral Home Chapel, 2868 Columbia Road, Orangeburg. Interment will follow in Fort Jackson National Cemetery, 4170 Percival Road, Columbia, at a later date.
Mr. Payne passed away Tuesday, Nov. 26, at his residence.
Friends and family may call at the residence of his wife, Mrs. Lovely Payne, 470 Murray Road, Orangeburg, or Simmons Funeral Home & Crematory of Orangeburg.
ORANGEBURG -- Halbert Glenn Bates, 90, of Orangeburg passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, after a brief illness.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at St. George Baptist Church in Orangeburg. Burial will follow in St. George Baptist Church Cemetery. Dr. David Anderson will be officiating.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. prior to the funeral service.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Garrick, Tommy Garrick, Donald Garrick, Kevin Pettit, Stuart Pettit, Ray Jameson, Russ Jameson and Ray Hutto.
Mr. Bates was born on Dec. 9, 1928, in Orangeburg, the son of the late Glenn Bates and the late Annie Mae Sanford Bates. He served in the United States National Guard. Mr. Bates was a lifetime member of St. George Baptist Church. He was also a member of Bates-Way Hunting Club and Daleburg Hunting Club. Mr. Bates was the owner and operator of Bates Variety Store in Orangeburg. He was predeceased by his wife, Maxine F. Bates; his son, Hal Bates; and sisters, Alice Garrick and Ellen Bizzell.
Survivors include his sisters, Mary Dell Gray of Prosperity, Margaret Pettit (Eugene) of Orangeburg; brother-in-law, Ted Bizzell; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to St. George Baptist Church, 2590 Shillings Bridge Road, Orangeburg, SC 29115.
NEESES -- The funeral service for Mrs. Beulah Sennia James Tyler, 88, of 478 Tyler Road, Neeses, will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, at New Beginning United Methodist Church in Norway, where Pastor Joseph Sims is the pastor and Bishop Henry James will be officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Tyler will be placed in the church an hour prior to the service for viewing.
She passed away Saturday, Nov. 30, at the Regional Medical Center in Orangeburg.
Survivors include her six children, Irene (Charlie) Jamison Jr. of Norway, Karine (Morris) Peeples Jr. of Blackville, Curtis (Betty Mae) Tyler of Neeses, Ike (Gloria Jean) Tyler Sr. of Norway, Sennia (Ronnie) Tyler-Wooden of Salley, and Eric Tyler of Neeses; and many other relatives.
Viewing will be from 1 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at W.B. Crumel Funeral Home of North.
Friends may visit at the residence and also call the funeral home.
ORANGEBURG -- Doris Scott Bonnette, 98, of Orangeburg, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, at the Regional Medical Center in Orangeburg.
A celebration of life for Doris S. Bonnette and her son, Thomas Elliott Bonnette Jr., will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at Pine Hill United Methodist Church.
The family will receive friends following the service.
Mrs. Bonnette was born on April 15, 1921, in Orangeburg, the daughter of the late James W. Scott and the late Fannie Jameson Scott. She was a life-long member of Pine Hill United Methodist Church in Neeses. Mrs. Bonnette was predeceased by her husband, Thomas Elliott Bonnette Sr.; her sons, Bruce Bonnette and Tommy Bonnette Jr.; and her son-in-law, Jim Adcock.
Survivors include her daughter, Karen Adcock; grandchildren, Trey (Reagan) Bonnette, Brandon Bonnette, Ashlyn (Jason) Gray, Brent Bonnette; step-grandchildren, Eric (Jennifer) Caldwell; great-grandchildren, Parker Gray, Chole Bonnette; daughter-in-law, Sharon Bonnette; and a number of special nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pine Hill United Methodist Church, 4125 Neeses Highway, Neeses, SC 29107.
NEESES -- Ronald Bolin, 71, of Neeses, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, Dec. 8, at 2 p.m. at Culler-McAlhany Funeral Home, with the Rev. Robert Jumper officiating. Burial will follow in Springfield Cemetery.
Honored to serve as pallbearers are Rocky Reed, Trey Reed, Philip Smith, Jeffery Bolin, Royce McLester, and Dusten Bolin.
Mr. Bolin was born in Orangeburg County, a son of the late Carlyle Jacob and Iva Williams Bolin. Mr. Bolin served in the U.S. Army Reserves, was an avid gardener, enjoyed fishing, hunting, and loved his dog, Ginger. He was a member of Rocky Grove Baptist Church.
Survivors include a sister, Sandy (Harry Jr.) Reed of North; two brothers, Wayne (Carolyn) Bolin of North and Farrell (Debbie) Bolin of Burns, Tennessee; and a number of nieces and nephews. Mr. Bolin was predeceased by lifelong friend, James Floyd Gleaton.
The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Culler-McAlhany Funeral Home (www.mcalhanyfuneralhome.com) and at the home of his sister, Sandy Reed.
NEESES -- James Floyd Gleaton, 73, of Neeses passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019.
Graveside services will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, at Springfield Cemetery, with the Rev. Robert Jumper officiating.
Mr. Gleaton was born in Aiken County, the son of the late Colie B. and Jane Elizabeth Chavis Gleaton. Mr. Gleaton was a U.S. Army veteran, member of Rocky Grove Baptist Church and Beaver Creek Indians. He also loved his dog, Ginger.
Survivors include sisters, Jeannette (Harry) Eades, Shirley (Raymond) Hutto and Ann (George) Morris; and a brother, Mortino (Mary) Gleaton. He was predeceased by lifelong friend, Ronald Carlyle Bolin; sisters, Vera Sturkie, Callie Mae Williamson, Melba Knox; and brothers, David Tony Gleaton, Marvin Gleaton and Willis Lane Gleaton.
The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7, at Culler-McAlhany Funeral Home (www.mcalhanyfuneralhome.com) and other times at the home of Mrs. Shirley Hutto.
NEESES -- Graveside services for Mrs. Martha Jamison Hawkins, 90, of 114 Henry Road, Neeses, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, in Turkey Branch Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery in Livingston.
Mrs. Hawkins passed away on Sunday, Dec. 1, at The Methodist Oaks in Orangeburg.
Viewing will be from 1 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at W.B. Crumel Funeral Home of North.
ORANGEBURG -- Funeral services for Mr. John Alfred James, 95, of 1616 Belleville Road, Orangeburg, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, at Simmons Funeral Home Chapel, 2868 Columbia Road, Orangeburg. Interment will follow at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 9, at Fort Jackson National Cemetery, Columbia.
Mr. James passed away on Saturday, Nov. 16, at CM Tucker Jr. Nursing Care Center, Columbia.
Visitation will be held from noon to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5.
Family and friends may call Simmons Funeral Home and Crematory of Orangeburg.
ORANGEBURG – Funeral services for Mrs. Jannie B. Reed, 78, of Murray Road, Orangeburg, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, at Bowman Temple Church of God in Christ, with the Rev. Leon Ross officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The casket will be placed in church at noon.
Mrs. Reed died Friday, Nov. 29, at Lexington Medical Center after a brief illness.
Viewing will be held from 1 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5.
Friends may call at the residence of her daughter, Carolyn Johnson, 123 Rowes Pump Drive, Rowesville, daily from 4 to 8 p.m. and at Glover's Funeral Home.
CAMERON -- A tiny lady with a sparkling personality, Hazel deeply loved the house and land she and her late husband built together. They fed the deer, turkeys, songbirds and hummingbirds and took in the seasonal beauty of the trees and flowers out the picture window. She enjoyed a good meal, visits with beloved family or friends, and was forever grateful to her wonderful neighbors who came to her aid so many times.
She passed away Nov. 29, 2019.
Born Nov. 16, 1924, in New Orleans, she attended 11 different schools from New York to North Carolina, graduating from Great Mills High School of Lexington Park, Maryland, in 1942. The following year, she married Leo Ross Smith (d.11/29/1970), a Navy boatswain's mate of Berea, Kentucky, and had 27 years and three children with him, Linda Smith Hinkell, Tim L. Smith and Tay Smith Halas. Through them, she was blessed with eight grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Leo's illness brought Hazel to the Orangeburg area in 1970 where she lived for the next 49 years. She became notorious as one of the petite drivers of the Orangeburg County Library bookmobile, along with friend Carolyn. She dressed as an engineer for the Raylrode Daze parade and as a farmer scooping horse manure for the Elloree Horse Trials, dancing and cavorting along the parade route.
In 1974, she married Jimmie Heyward Milhouse, an Air Force master sergeant from Rowesville. They moved to their land near Cameron in 1980. Jim brought three daughters to the family, Carol Milhouse Sloan; Debra Milhouse Nystrom, who gave them two wonderful grandchildren; and Donna Fisher.
Hazel brought thoughtfulness and wit to her jobs at Kirsch and Roper, often entertaining her co-workers by dressing as the Wicked Witch or a balloon-enhanced Santa Claus. For 30-plus years, she and Jim were faithful attendees of the Torpedo Testers' annual reunions in Piney Point, Maryland, as well as Milhouse and Champy family reunions. After 43 years of loving marriage, Jim passed away in December of 2017. Because of their long-standing dream of traveling to Alaska, Hazel made the trip in his honor in August of 2018.
Hazel also had the love of two cherished brothers, Bob Smith of Colorado and Chuck Smith of Texas.
On Sunday, Dec. 8, there will be a drop-in reception at her home near Cameron, 849 Gin Bay Road, from 2 until 5 p.m.
In lieu of food or flowers, please contribute to the Arbor Day Foundation (www.arborday.org) and celebrate her belief in the importance of trees.
ORANGEBURG -- Memorial services for the Rev. James Allen Wilson Jr., 68, of 520 Mimosa Drive, Orangeburg, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, at New Providence Missionary Baptist Church, 2025 Bass Drive, Santee. Dr. Willie L. Carter is officiating.
Rev. Wilson passed away on Thursday, Nov. 28, at his residence.
Family and friends may call at the residence of his wife, Mrs. Andrietta Wilson, 520 Mimosa Drive, Orangeburg, or Simmons Funeral Home & Crematory of Orangeburg.
Send flowers to the service of Rev. James Allen Wilson Jr.
CAMERON -- Samuel “Sam” Corley Aull, 40, of Cameron, passed away Monday, Dec. 2, 2019.
Sam was an avid outdoorsman who loved spending time with his family, friends and hunting dogs. He was the owner of Middle Pen Moore quail preserve. He loved Clemson football and all things Clemson. He was a '98 graduate of Orangeburg Prep and an '02 graduate of Clemson University.
Sam is survived by Robin Aull and their two children, Abby Aull, 12, and Berton Aull, 7; along with his mother, Anne Aull; brother, Carson Aull; and sister, Haley Aull Gulley.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at the Church of the Redeemer on Russell Street in Orangeburg.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Church of the Redeemer, 1606 Russell St., Orangeburg, SC 29115.
NORWAY -- Mr. David Coker Fogle, 73, of Norway, passed away peacefully with his son and daughter by his side at his residence on Dec. 1, 2019, following a courageous year-long battle with cancer.
Coker was born Dec. 13, 1945, in Norway, the son of the late Manning Halford Fogle Sr. and the late Nellie Modelle Wilson Fogle. He married the love of his life, Margaret Ann, in 1964 and they enjoyed a full life together until her passing in December of 2016. Coker served eight years in the Army National Guard. He was long-time member of Norway Baptist Church. Upon the closing of Norway Baptist Church, he returned to Calvary Baptist Church, where he had been former member. In his early career, he was employed by Utica Tool and Dye and was a top producing sales agent at Palmetto Sash and Door Company and then Huttig Sash and Door.
Coker and his father, Manning, began selling tractors when Coker was just a teenager and upon his father's death, Coker continued to sell from “up on the hill” at his parents home on Highway 321 on Saturday mornings and any other time someone answered an ad. He eventually moved his sale yard to his home on Highway 321 just outside Norway and, in 1989, he retired from his sales position and made Fogle's Farm Machinery a full-time business. Upon selling this home, Coker moved his sale yard to Neeses and continued there until his retirement in 2013. Even though he closed his business, he certainly was not done and continued to buy tractors and sell from home, making his last tractor sale just days before succumbing to the worst effects of his disease.
Throughout his life, he greatly enjoyed attending auctions, where he forged many friendships. He sold equipment to people from all over South Carolina and the adjoining states and could remember in great detail every tractor he sold.
Coker lived his entire life with a strong sense of service unto others. Whether it was his family, his church, his friends or his town, he always was willing and ready to help in any way. He took on many roles of responsibility and could always be depended upon to fulfill any commitment he made. He was appreciated for his sense of diplomacy in handling challenging situations and could always bring peace in conflict. He was truly happy and thankful every day of his life and always had a jolly demeaner. Any conversation with him was bound to include jokes and laughter.
HIS FAMILY: He loved his family dearly. This love extended to everyone including his wife, children and grandchildren, siblings, nieces and nephews, cousins and in-laws, aunts and uncles. He took joy in visiting with his family and always felt blessed to have such a large family. He spoke often of how proud he was of his family and how they were always able to handle even the most precarious situations without conflict.
HIS FRIENDS: He had life-long friends that he truly cherished. For too many years to count, his day began at the “Giant,” where he gathered with friends for the morning ritual of coffee and news. Since its opening two years ago, Gibson's was also a favorite place to be with family and friends. Coker would often be there for hours, going from table to table visiting with everyone. He easily made friends with anyone he met and could easily converse with anyone from any background. He truly wished for everyone he knew to have a happy.
HIS CHURCH: Coker held his church at the highest level of importance. He was a faithful servant unto God and his church. Throughout his entire life, he always served in some form of leadership in his church, from serving on numerous committees, singing in the choir, teaching Sunday school, serving as a Deacon, and helping in all aspects of the business operations of the church.
HIS TOWN: Coker loved his hometown of Norway and often bragged that even though he and Margaret Ann had moved many times since their marriage in 1964, they had never left their beloved town. Coker LOVED THIS TOWN!!! He continuously sought out funding available for the improvement and beautification of small towns and made sure Norway received its share and followed through with each and every project, taking great pride in the improvements that were made. He loved working with his committee members in planning the Memorial Day service, the Christmas Parade, and any other project that came up.
The family will have a visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, at Thompson Funeral Home Inc. in Orangeburg.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at Calvary Baptist Church, 594 Calvary Church Road, Neeses, SC 29107, with the Rev. Ken Jernigan and the Rev. Benjamin Harr officiating. Burial will follow in the Norway Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Lee Fogle, David Fogle, Johnny Fogle, Ron Phillips, Lee Hughes and Tommy Gibson. Honorary pallbearers will be Skip Wilson, Don Dukes, Jeff Holstein, Belvin Bonnette and Milton Hutto.
Survivors include his two children, a son, Rusty Fogle and his wife Tavia of Blackville, a daughter, Chris Robinson (Shad Inabinet) of Orangeburg; three granddaughters, Rebecca Ann Fogle, Mary Margaret Fogle and Elie Grace Fogle; a brother, James Fogle (Sandra) of Hilda; a large number of nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Vivian Grubbs of Barnwell.
He was predeceased by his wife of 52 years, Margaret Ann Fogle; brothers, L.O. Fogle and Manning Fogle; a sister, Shelby Garrick Lemmons; and a nephew, Shephen Fogle.
For anyone who wishes to make a charitable donation in memory of Coker, the family requests donations be made to two special causes.
Coker was a supporter of the mission work done by Mr. Buddy Bizzell and had contributed towards the building of Norway Endebess Baptist Church in Kenya in memory of his late wife, Margaret Ann Fogle. The family request memorial donations be made to further Buddy's ministry. Memorials may be sent to Bethany Baptist Church, Attn: African Missions, 125 Bethany Road, Orangeburg SC 29115.
The SCOA Cares foundation is a non-profit organization that assists cancer patients in need. With funds raised through memorial donations, fundraising events and grants, SCOA Cares provides financial assistance to cancer patients undergoing treatment. Memorials may be sent to SCOA Cares Foundation, 166 Stoneridge Drive, Columbia, SC 29210
The family wishes to extend sincere thanks to the nurses from Grove Park Hospice, Vicki Osbourne and Tammy Irick, who provided excellent and compassionate care to Coker in his final days.
ELLOREE -- Funeral services for Mr. Ronnie Lee Keitt, 56, of 915 Harlin St., Elloree, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, at Mount Hebron Baptist Church, 7566 Old Number Six Highway, Santee, with Rev. C.J. Way, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
There will be no public viewing.
Family and friends may call at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Terrance Williams, 746 Linwood St., Elloree, and Williams Funeral Home of Elloree.
ORANGEBURG -- Donald Boone Harris Sr., passed away on Nov. 30, 2019, at the Regional Medical Center in Orangeburg.
He was born in Greeneville, Tennessee, and grew up in Centreville, Alabama. After graduation from Auburn University with degrees in Economics, Forestry, and Botany, he served as an officer with the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Alameda County and USS Tallahatchie County in Naples, Italy.
He began his career in the financial services industry as a stockbroker with Legg & Co. in Baltimore, Maryland, and E. F. Hutton in Raleigh, North Carolina, before founding the first discount brokerage firm in Columbia -Brokers Exchange, Inc.
His parents were Lester Leroy and Bernice Sellers Harris and his two brothers are Alvin Leroy "Mickey" and the late Richard Lester Harris.
Survivors include his wife, Jane Wright Harris; children, Heather Wright Spoon and Donald B. Harris Jr.; grandchildren, Taylor Boone and Eden Savannah Harris; great-grandchild, Avery Grace Stone; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A private service will be held at a later date.
Memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice.
The family wishes to express thanks to TRMC, Pruitt Healthcare, and our dear family friend, Jimmy Smith.
ORANGEBURG -- Frances Ann Robinson Jones, 80, passed away peacefully at home with her family on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, at Thompson Funeral Home Chapel in Orangeburg. Burial will follow at Two-Mile Swamp Baptist Church Cemetery in Cope.
The Rev. Graham Bennett and Chaplain Kenneth Hay will be officiating.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, at Thompson Funeral Home in Orangeburg.
Frances was born on Oct. 17, 1939. She was the daughter of the late John Percy and the late Lena Mae Robinson of Bamberg. She resided in Orangeburg then later in North with her son and daughter-in-law. She was a graduate of Bamberg High School class of 1957. She retired from Orangeburg County in 2006 after 30 years of service. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 28 years, Ronald David Jones Sr.
She is survived by her three sons, Ronald David Jones Jr., Ricky Lynn (Julie) Jones, Michael Brian (Rose) Jones Sr.; grandchildren, Michael (Kristen) Jones, Meagan (Ryan) Hicks, Jonathan Jones, Rachel Jones, Jessie (Adam) Clayton, Chandler (Jenny) Jones; great-grandchildren, Leyla Antley, Tanner Jones, Ella Kate Jones, Harvey Clayton, Henleigh Hicks and soon to arrive Harper Jones; brother, J.P. Robinson; sisters-in-law, Esther (Carl) Fairey, Dorothy (Charles) Driggers; brothers-in-law, James Allen (Beverly) Jones, Wayne (Dallas) Jones, H.L. (Mary) Jones; a number of nieces and nephews and a special caregiver, Trina Chavis.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to Circle of Love and Grove Park Hospice for the love and care given to our “Great.”